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[Best Buy] Bowflex SelectTech 3.1S Stowable Bench

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[Best Buy] Bowflex SelectTech 3.1S Stowable Bench

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Only 165 left in stock

*Update* 42 left in stock
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Fairly limited angle selection compared to that cheap Amazon one. Lower rated capacity too, but prob better build quality/comfort.
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Feb 3, 2019
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Price in title?
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Aug 9, 2018
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strife wrote: Fairly limited angle selection compared to that cheap Amazon one. Lower rated capacity too, but prob better build quality/comfort.
which one from Amzn are you referring to? This one is also foldable
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Jun 26, 2019
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Just a note with the Bowflex benches.

There is a wobble about the middle axis of the back rest because of how it's designed. This means it can be slightly sketchy when benching more than 80lbs. It also means the bench cannot be used for step ups.
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dealzhuntr wrote: Just a note with the Bowflex benches.

There is a wobble about the middle axis of the back rest because of how it's designed. This means it can be slightly sketchy when benching more than 80lbs. It also means the bench cannot be used for step ups.
This seems like a huge issue. 80lbs isn't a lot of weight to bench, and a bench you can't put your weight on without being unstable is pretty useless.
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Nov 13, 2006
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That's barely stowable, lol. As an apartment dweller I found the MagicFit bench to be the best option if you're looking for something space saving when not in use.
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spiralspirit wrote: This seems like a huge issue. 80lbs isn't a lot of weight to bench, and a bench you can't put your weight on without being unstable is pretty useless.
These kinds of benches are aimed at teens, women, and weaklings so not useless. Real men get Rogue.
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dealzhuntr wrote: These kinds of benches are aimed at teens, women, and weaklings so not useless. Real men get Rogue.
This bench is rated at 480 lbs. There's absolutely no wobble in this bench and have tested this myself much higher than 80lbs lol. Guess 99 percent of people that don't want to spend over 3x the price on a rogue bench are not "real men."

This bench is way better built than most of the sub $300 range from Amazon and walmart.
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Apr 12, 2015
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dealzhuntr wrote: Just a note with the Bowflex benches.

There is a wobble about the middle axis of the back rest because of how it's designed. This means it can be slightly sketchy when benching more than 80lbs. It also means the bench cannot be used for step ups.
No wobble pressing 2 plates with this bench.
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Sep 9, 2019
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I have the 5.1 stowable and no issues with weight. There can be an issue with the pin loosening which keeps the bench secured to the angle which has happened about 8 times in 3 years where I just rescrew the pin back in. Unsure why that happens but I use the bench almost daily. I would not do steps ups because of this and it is a bit high for them anyway, I am 5,10.
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Jul 15, 2018
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dealzhuntr wrote: These kinds of benches are aimed at teens, women, and weaklings so not useless. Real men get Rogue.
Every guy ive seen with rogue gear in real life is a scrawny soyboy that thinks having some branded gear makes them cool

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